Some interesting stories for the weekend, which is shaping up to be fairly cold here:
GGG Genesis: The History of Kazakh boxing part one, part two and part three - Bad Left Hook. Gennady Golovkin fights Martin Murray next Saturday with Golovkin's middleweight title on the line.
A Life on the Line - ESPN. On sports gambler Billy Walters (seen here).
In Kremchek They Trust - Cincinnati Magazine
Snow Removal In Montreal Is Cool As Heck - Deadspin
Should We Continue To Feed Antibiotics To Livestock? - National Geographic
USDA Just Approved Apples That Don't Turn Brown - Bloomberg
US harvest threatened by water-intensive oil and gas boom - The Guardian
NDIC Oil and Gas Division Director's Cut 2/13/15 - nd.gov. As of the end of the year, production is still growing, up to almost 1.25 million barrels a day.
Homeward - California Sunday Magazine
Why Europe's Experimental Spaceship is Shaped So Weirdly - Wired
The man who invented the lithium-ion battery at the age of 57 has an idea for a new one at 92 - Quartz
Love in the Time of Science - Scientific American. A run-down of stories involving love and attraction. I definitely believe this one works, at least for a while.
The hatred and the courage - Philadelphia Inquirer. Just a reminder that it wasn't only the south where blacks were terrorized in this country. Also, a backgrounder on white flight and suburbanization.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: I wasn't "100% sober" at the State of the Union - Vox. No one attending should be 100% sober.
An Open Letter to Governor Walker - The Marquette Educator. At least, since Walker never graduated college, he would be ineligible to teach in Wisconsin schools based on his proposed reform to allow anyone with a college degree to take an exam to get a teaching license.
Should the Victor Share the Spoils - The Atlantic. On proportional representation. In larger states, this would give third-parties a pretty good chance of getting somebody elected.
Monarch Population Status - MonarchWatch. See also, The monarch massacre: Nearly a billion butterflies have vanished - Washington Post